Teahupoo makes impressive double win at Cheltenham-Punchestown Stayers’ Hurdle

Teahupoo delivered Grade 1 wins in the Hatton’s Grace and Stayers’ Hurdle, becoming the first staying hurdler since Anzum in 1999 to achieve the Cheltenham-Punchestown double. Despite failing to win in his two previous visits to the meeting, Teahupoo emerged victorious this time, finishing six and a half lengths ahead of Asterion Forlonge and Home By The Lee. Winning jockey […]

Willie Mullins Sets New World Record for Most Grade 1 Wins in a Season after Il Etait Temps Triumph

Winning rider Danny Mullins expressed admiration for the horse he rode, highlighting its tenacity and resilience. Despite missing a jump during the race, the horse managed to regain momentum and ultimately secure victory. Mullins also mentioned the horse’s potential for future success, noting its stamina and ability to handle longer distances. Meanwhile, trainer Willie Mullins achieved significant victories in Irish […]

French Gold Cup Favourite Il Est Francais Withdrawn Due to Cautionary Approach After Subpar Performance

Il Est Francais recently showcased his potential as a young chaser by dominating the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. However, his plans to compete in France’s version of the Gold Cup suffered a setback as he finished last in his prep race at Auteuil last month. Consequently, the team announced that the horse would […]

The Power of Your Opinions on Affordability Concealed in Gambling Commission’s Diplomatic Language

The response to the document published on Wednesday lacks the strong emotions typically seen in letters to the Racing Post. The opposition to affordability checks is not adequately conveyed, and the document offers little beyond presenting opposing viewpoints. The Gambling Commission reported on responses from various types of respondents, but did not include those who have worked in the gambling […]

Response to Gambling Commission’s Six-month Affordability Checks Pilot Raises Concerns

Conservative MP Laurence Robertson expressed his cautious optimism about the interim code proposed by the Gambling Commission, stating that while it brings some standardization, concerns still remain. He emphasized the potential for change in the limits and uncertainties following the upcoming election. Robertson also stressed the separation of issues, questioning the impact of levy changes on racing’s affordability losses. The […]

George Boughey Filly to Compete at Longchamp with Top Young Jockey for First French Classic Ride

The Hamilton Road trainer is sending the daughter of Seahenge back to France after her comeback win in the Listed Prix la Camargo at Saint-Cloud in March. Her latest workout on Racecourse Side on Tuesday morning was impressive. The horse’s strong performance in the Listed Prix la Camargo at Saint-Cloud in March earned her a return ticket to France. This […]

Sean Levey confident Rosallion can compete strongly against exceptional City Of Troy in 2,000 Guineas

The jockey, Levey, gained confidence in Rosallion from the encouragement of the horse’s trainer, Richard Hannon, believing that the Blue Point colt has the potential to challenge the established market leader. Levey expressed his belief in the horse’s abilities and versatility, noting that despite being a stayer, Rosallion possesses a strong turn of foot. This affirmation stems from Hannon’s outspoken […]

No change at Punchestown but more rain expected this afternoon

The going was good to yielding, yielding in places yesterday, with Fastorslow prevailing in another memorable battle with Galopin Des Champs in the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup. The same conditions will prevail for the start of Thursday’s card. Clerk of the course Brendan Sheridan provided an update, reporting 5mm of rain overnight and light drizzle at present. The ground remains […]